Monday, May 21, 2007

'Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show' Episode 53: Low-Fat Activist Is All Talk And No Substance

In Episode 53 of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore," I have an exciting giveaway contest to share with you that you'll want to take advantage of as well as a stern chastisement of a smug low-fat diet zealot who claims all of human existence has been predicated on carbohydrate consumption. This is can't miss podcasting at its best! Listen NOW:

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Are you ready to enter my contest for a chance to win 24 FREE GOLOWER CHOCOLATE CREME BARS in the flavor of your choice? If so, then simply be one of the first ten listeners to leave a comment about this episode AND send an e-mail to me with your name, address, city, state, and zip code (No P.O. Boxes please!). GOOD LUCK!!!

What about this whacked out, PETA-loving low-fattie who e-mailed me about how a high-carb, low-fat diet is the "staff of life" for all civilization? HA! What a crock and I was all too happy to expose this guy for the fraud he is. While he attempted to portray himself as an innocent and none-the-wiser average Joe, but instead he's another member of the ever-dwindling army of low-fatties who know their days are numbered.

Get more of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" by:

1. Listening at the official web site
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4. Subscribing to the RSS feed

What is your reaction to what this linguini-spined low-fat lover had to share? Does he have any credibility with his historical journey of our "low-fat diet" past? What do you think? Leave your comments about Episode 53 to give your personal message to this misguided and severely undereducated man. Is it any wonder I never heard back from him about his long-term progress eating that low-fat diet of his? I think not.

You'll definitely want to listen to the podcast on Thursday for another interview from the obesity conference I attended in early May sponsored by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP). The feedback from these has been phenomenal so far and I'm thrilled to be able to share these incredible physicians dedicated to helping people overcome their obesity and related diseases. See ya then!

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Blogger ari said...


I think the key message to take away from interactions like this is that no one diet work for everyone. While the lowfat program has clearly worked for this gentlemen, many of us do not enjoy similar successes without severly curtailing carbohydrates. Thank you for providing me with a constant source of both information and motivation!!


5/21/2007 3:12 PM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

I left a comment on the podcast page but I post it here, too, just in the hope that this person reads it here.

That wonderful, oh-so-politically correct and oh-so-healthy Pritikin diet that this gentleman so enthusiastically promotes happens to be exactly the diet that killed my father. Too bad he didn’t email me, as then I could tell him exactly what I think of his dietary delusions and his cheap, baseless, scientifically untenable PETA propaganda.

Maybe he should read the book “Beyond Pritikin”, written by the former Director of that diet institute, after she left - DISGUSTED with the disastrous long-term effects this extremely low-fat diet had on the patients! I bet he never heard of that one, huh?

The facts are that the Pritikin diet, even more imbecilic and dangerous than Ornish’s dietary delusions, has literally killed thousands of people - most of them from heart failures and stroke. If that guy doesn’t believe it, give him my email, Jimmy. I’ll send him a couple of autopsy reports and clinical studies that should open his eyes (although I doubt anything will open them).

This man is perhaps innocent and actually believes this unscientific nonsense. But people like Ornish and other proponents of extremely low-fat diets *must* know better, unless of course they ignore all scientific evidence. Since their LIES killed my father, I will never stop exposing their nonsense. Because that’s what it is, pure, undiluted nonsense mixed with misconceptions, half-truths and propaganda.

A very lethal combination.

5/21/2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger K Renee said...

Jimmy, you crack me up. "Linguini-spined" is classic. LOL!

5/21/2007 5:57 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Low-carb linguini, that is, K. Renee! :D Glad you enjoyed it!

5/21/2007 7:57 PM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

For those that are interested, here's a little bit more about the Pritikin diet.

The Pritikin diet appeared in 1979, firstly as The Pritikin Program and later as the Maximum Weight Loss Diet . It was written by Nathan Pritikin, an electronic engineer. This vegetarian-based, fat-free diet was not just a slimming diet but one that, Pritikin claimed, would promote a long life. On it, a dieter was allowed to eat as many raw vegetables as he/she liked. It looked like an unlimited-calorie diet but, as raw vegetables have hardly any energy, you would have to eat so much to provide an excess of energy that, in reality, it too was a low-calorie diet and doomed to failure. It was not much of a success as a life-prolonging diet either, at least to its originator. Without a constant supply of the right nutrients, notably the right fats, the brain cannot function properly. In many of the studies of cholesterol-lowering regimes, there has been a significant increase in the numbers of suicides in those with low blood cholesterol levels. Nathan Pritikin committed suicide in February 1985.

Undeterred by this setback, his son Robert, director of The Pritikin Longevity Center published The New Pritikin Program in 1990.

Diets like this one, which are extremely low in fat, not only cause brain disturbances and severe emotional changes of the sort that may have contributed to Nathan Pritikin's taking his own life, they can also lead to depression, anxiety and frustration. On top of this, they reduce significantly the body's resistance to disease and can ultimately lead to chronic ill health.

And what about the many who have failed miserably on such a idiotic plan? The experiences of Louise Gittleman are most revealing; she used to be a Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center, but left after seeing how the diet was repeatedly failing people miserably. Sure, she observed significant initial improvements when people first began the Pritikin program, but noticed during their follow-up visits that they were frequently experiencing weight regain, fatigue, ravenous hunger and food sensitivities. She documents her experiences in the first section of her book Beyond Pritikin - a very enlightening read indeed!

5/22/2007 11:56 AM  

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